BOLOGNA NEWS

Verona sporting director Filippo Fusco says it would be “pointless” to sack Coach Fabio Pecchia at this point.
Around 300 Verona ultras gathered outside the Bentegodi to protest after tonight’s defeat to Bologna.
Verona Coach Fabio Pecchia says there’s “great anger, great sorrow” after the Bologna loss - “I’m struggling to think that we lost this game”.
Bologna Coach Roberto Donadoni hails “an important result” against Verona, but “I expect more” from Mattia Destro.
Bologna fell behind twice in Verona, but Godfred Donsah's strike secured a valuable three points in a thrilling game.
Giampaolo Pazzini and Alessio Cerci both start in attack for Verona, as they take on Bologna at the Bentegodi.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio feels the Italy “debacle could’ve been avoided with a little intelligence” from Giampiero Ventura and asked players for advice on the Coach.
CONI President Giovanni Malagò believes Carlo Ancelotti would take the Italy job with a change in the Federation and reveals Marcello Lippi chose Giampiero Ventura.
Roberto Donadoni turned down the chance to return to the Italy bench two years ago. “I preferred to respect my Bologna contract.”
Verona boss Fabio Pecchia admits the Serie A table does not make happy viewing for his side ahead of facing Bologna.
Croatia have qualified for the 2018 World Cup, with Ivan Perisic rattling the woodwork, after beating Greece 4-1 on aggregate.
Sweden are expected to bring in Mikael Lustig and Jakob Johansson for the decisive World Cup play-off with Italy.
Bologna and Sweden full-back Emil Krafth admits he was overjoyed when discovering he’d face Matteo Darmian rather than Lorenzo Insigne.
Bologna and Sweden defender Emil Krafth maintains Italy “are still the favourites” to reach the World Cup even after a 1-0 first leg defeat.
Italy are expected to start Andrea Belotti with Ciro Immobile, while Sweden can rely on Albin Ekdal in the World Cup play-off.
As expected, Montreal Impact have appointed Remi Garde as their new Coach, rather than Francesco Guidolin or Walter Mazzarri.
Francesco Guidolin, Walter Mazzarri and Remi Garde are in the running as Montreal Impact are set to announce their new Coach.
Sweden’s Serie A based players Emil Krafth and Marcus Rohden will “trash-talk” Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne in the World Cup playoff.
Serie A has announced its winter dates for this season, with matches spanning across Christmas and New Year.
Roberto Donadoni says forward Mattia Destro must work in order to become a first-team regular again.